Sun shines on for annual Art in the Park

Photo by TOM SCOTT

                Photo by TOM SCOTT What a gorgeous day for an art show on Saturday, September 10 at Garden Club Park by the Rogue River. The attendance was excellent as well as the coffee, juices, morning snacks provided by the Rockford Area Arts Commission and a local baker. […]

Turtle lays eggs in yard for 13th year

A Main Street Rockford resident called the Squire reporter/office manager Kate Sickrey over to photograph an annual visitor. Nancy, a friend of the newspaper’s staff, observes a large snapping turtle which comes into her yard to lay her eggs. She has been laying her eggs there for 13 years and always returns to about the same spot for this event, which usually takes place on the Saturday of Start of Summer. This year the turtle showed early, laying her eggs the morning of Tuesday, June 7. She took over two hours to lay her eggs and then tried to cross the road, but was turned back toward the river by our nature-loving friend. Nancy also gathers up the hatchling turtles as they come out of the sand and takes them safely to the Rogue River behind her house.

Young men take on trash in Rogue

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Erik Smoes, a junior at Rockford High School, and Beau Port, a seventh-grade student at North Rockford Middle School, put their passion for the Rogue River to work. Both are avid fishermen who also believe strongly in recycling. They really enjoy fishing in the Rogue and want to keep it clean. The two saw a […]

Klima hauls in huge steelhead

It took Carson Klima 12, about 15 minutes to reel in this 27-1/2 inch steelhead out of the Rogue River on Saturday, April 23. 	Klima was probably in good shape to undertake the fight with the fish as he works hard delivering the  Rockford Squire each week.

   

Local group to clean litter from Rogue

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Local citizens are banding together to tackle litter in the Rogue River. The Rogue River Project, founded by Andrew Kersting, and Trout Unlimited, through the Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative project, are working together to conduct a stream cleanup along the Rogue River on April 23, 2011. Garbage along stream banks is not only unsightly, […]